Jan 14, 2013 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Maha kumbh Mela 2013

The Maha Kumbh Mela has begun on 14th January at Allahbad. It is estimates that over 1.1 crore people from India and other countries will bath today (14th January).

The festival is billed as the biggest religious gathering in the world. In 2001, more than 40 million people gathered on the main bathing day at Allahabad, breaking a world record for the biggest human gathering.

The Ardh (half) Kumbh Mela is celebrated every six years at Haridwar and Allahabad, the Purna (complete) Kumbh takes place every twelve years, at four places Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik. The Maha  Kumbh Mela which comes after 12 ‘Purna Kumbh Melas’, or 144 years, is held at Allahabad.

According to the Mela Administration’s estimates, around 70 million people participated in the 45-day Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, in 2007.

The previous Kumbh Mela, held in 2001 in Haridwar, was, before it occurred, estimated by the authorities to attract between 30 and 70 million people.

History Of Kumbh

According to the Hindu mythology, when Samudra Manthan took place,their was a fight between Ausurs and Devtas for Amrit. Seeing this,Lord Vishnu took the Amrit Kalash and went away.

While going, few drops of Amrit got out of the Kalash and fell at different places that are Allahabad, Haridwar, Ujjain and Nashik.

That is why people take a holy bath in Ganga to wash out their sins.

Jan 14, 2013 - Uncategorized    No Comments

School Fete

After every 2 years, a fete is organised in our school. It is organised for the sake of poor children. In this they will sell the things in the double amount then of that they will get from the market.

Last year, 2012 in December, a fete was organised in our school. In this, for the first time our classmates also put a stall in the fete. In this,  I was also selected. We did the prepartions. Then we thought that if we will give them different types of offers so that they may be attracted towards the kites.

We had our stall for Burger, Cold-drink, Coffee and kites as Makar Sankranti was coming near so might be people may buy the kites. Not only kites, but all the things related to kites.

On the day of fete, we came earlier to decorate our stall. We decorated it with ballons and other different types of decorated items whose names I don’t know.

I was so excited that whether the kites will sell or not. But to our surprise,  the kites were sold in good amount and soon they were over.

For decorating our stall, I came with my friend. My parents had to complete an important work that is why they came late. They came nearly at 1:30 pm. when they came I and my sister went to nearly at every stall.

We got back home at 3 pm. I was very happy.

Jan 11, 2013 - Uncategorized    No Comments

My Mama’s Wedding

My mama’s wedding was held on 5th December in hotel Mughal. It was a special day for me as it was the first time I went in the barat of anybody in my relatives. As I have told you that the name of our new mami is Heena. She is very beautiful and polite in voice.

The Mughal hotel was also a beautiful hotel like Jappee Palace Hotel. We went to the hotel with barat. After reaching there, there was a rasam and then we went inside. There was music going on. After some time mami came. She was looking good in that dress.

The party was very good. One can get a variety of things available. Their were different sections present. For example- Their was Italian Stall, Indian Stall etc.

My mama and mami, both are doctors. In fact, their whole family is doctor. My mama, mami, mosi and nani.

Unfortunately, I was not able to get the recent photos of the weddind. Therefore, I was not be able to put it. As like the engagement, all the relatives were given a ‘shagun’ from their family.

I liked their wedding very much.

 

Dec 21, 2012 - Uncategorized    No Comments

My Nana Ji’s Silver Jubilee

On 30th  november 2012 was my Nana Ji’s Silver Jubilee. It was held in the Jaypee Palace Hotel in Agra. It was the only hotel in which my mama’s aniversary was there.

But it was not the same room but it was the room just infront of it. On that day, a couple had and anniversary before marriage in the room where was our mama’s aniversary before marriage.

They also had a special welcome. Nana ji was taken to his seat in a scene of a barat and nani was taken in  the scene how womens usually come.

We had the party at night. We went to the hotel at 6 o’clock and had gone to the home in the midnight nearly at 2 o’clock. We had a skit on their life before marriage and their life after the marriage. We had dance and lots of fun.

The cake was also there. It was three layered weighing nearly 4 to 5 kilos.

After the cake was cut they danced and after that my nani sang a song. After all the programes were over we had oue dinner. After that we rested as we were tired and then a trolly came to take the gifts.

To my astonishment, the trolly was overloaded still the gifts were not finished.

At the last, we again wished the couple about their silver anniversary.

Dec 17, 2012 - Uncategorized    2 Comments

First Video On YouTube

Navya is my sister. She had made a simple origami out of paper. She had made a paper joker.

To see that on YouTube write’Paper Joker, Paper Art for kids’

You can see this video here also.

I have done all the editing of this video with the help of my father. I have done editing with VirtualDub I have also done the vediography of it. As it was the first vedio of my sister, navya, it was also my first editing of the vedio.

In this not only I have learned the editing and vediography but alao how to paste a vedio to our own blog.

Nov 8, 2012 - Uncategorized    1 Comment

Sugar Crystal Experiment

Chemistry is one of my favorite subjects. Most of it we can know by doing experiments. One of it I consider to be the best, it is about crystallization.

After my half yearly exams were over, I asked my mother to do a experiment for me. So my mother said ok, so we started doing the experiment and after a week we saw beautiful sugar crystals.

After seeing it an idea flashed into my mind that if we keep it for some mare days, will it grow? So I kept it for some more days and when I saw it some days later so, it really grew.

If you also want to make it and have fun like me, so proceed with the given  instructions.

You Need

  • 1 cup water
  • 3 cups table sugar
  • Glass jar
  • pencil or butter knife
  • string
  • pan or bowl for boiling water and making solution
  • spoon or stirring rod
Time Required: a few days to a week
  • Gather your materials.
  • Tie the string to a pencil or butter knifeS. If you have made a seed crystal, tie it to the bottom of the string. Set the pencil or knife across the top of the glass jar and make sure that the string will hang into the jar without touching its sides or bottom.
  • Boil the water. If you boil your water in the microwave,
    e very careful removing it to avoid getting splashed!
  • Stir in the sugar, a teaspoonful at a time. Keep adding sugar until it starts to accumulate at the bottom of the container and won’t dissolve even with more stirring. This means your sugar solution is saturated. If you don’t use a saturated solution, then your crystals won’t grow quickly. On the other hand, if you add too much sugar, new crystals will grow on the undissolved sugar and not on your string.
  • If you want colored crystals, stir in a few drops of food coloring.
  • Pour your solution into the clear glass jar. If you have undissolved sugar at the bottom of your container, avoid getting it in the jar.
  • Place the pencil over the jar and allow the string to dangle into the liquid.
  • Set the jar somewhere where it can remain undisturbed. If you like,you can set a coffee filter or paper towel over the jar to prevent dust from falling into the jar.
  • Check on your crystals after a day. You should be able to see the beginnings of crystal growth on the string or crystal.
  • Let the crystals grow until they have reached the desired size or have stopped growing. At this point, you can pull out the string and allow the crystal to dry. You can eat them or keep them.

Tips:

  1. Crystals will form on a cotton or wool string or yarn, but not on a nylon line. If you use a nylon line, tie a seed crystal to it to stimulate crystal growth.
  2. If you are making the crystals to eat, please don’t use a fishing weight to hold your string down. The lead from the weight will end up in the water — it’s toxic. Paper clips are a better choice, but still not great.

This the only process how candy is made! So enjoy and have fun!

Nov 7, 2012 - Uncategorized    2 Comments

The Mauryan Empire

I like history very much. history is one of my favorite subjects. I have written a post on Jainism before. Now I am going to write my views about THE MAURYAN EMPIRE.

THE MAURYAN EMPIRE

The Mauyan Dynasty existed from about 321 BCE to 185 BCE. Its capital was  Pataliputra (patna). It had been ruled by efficient rulers like Chandragupta Maurya, Bindusara and Ashoka The Great. With an area of 5,000,000 km2, it was one of the world’s largest empires in its time, and the largest ever in the Indian subcontinent.

At its greatest extent, the empire stretched to the north along the natural boundaries of the Himalayas and to the east stretching into what is now Assam.

To the west, it conquered beyond modern Pakistan annexing Baluchistan south eastern parts of Iran and much of what is now Afganistan including the modern Herat and Kandhar provinces.

 

The Empire was expanded into India’s central and southern regions by the emperors Chandragupta and Bindusara but it excluded a small portion of unexplored tribal and forested regions near Kalinga (Orrisa), until it was conquered by Ashoka. Its decline began 60 years after Ashoka’s rule ended.

 

Now I will tell you in detail about these three efficient rulers.

Chandragupta Maurya

Chandragupta is known as the founder of the Mauryan Dynasty. He defeated the last Nanda king Dhana Nanda. He expanded his territories. But soon he has to fight with Seleucus Nicator, the chief general of Alaxander. After this, Chandragupta married the daughter of Seleucus Nicator. Chandragupta made a gift of 500 elephants to him. In return, Seleucus Nicator let Chandragupta rule a little across the territories across the river Indus.

Seleucus Nicator also sent his ambassador Magasthenes to the court of Chandragupta who lived many years in order to know about the mauryan culture.

Bindusara

I had listen about Ashoka but till now I do not know about Bindusara. So I have searched through  internet and have found this.

He was the suceeder of Chandragupta Maurya. He even more expanded the territories of the empire. According to a legend mentioned in the Jain texts, Chandragupta’s guru and advisor Chanakya used to feed the emperor with small doses of poison to build his immunity against possible poisoning attempts by the enemies.

One day, Chandragupta not knowing about poison, shared his food with his pregnant wife queen Durdhara who was 7 days away from delivery. The queen not immune to the poison collapsed and died within few minutes. Chanakya entered the room the very time she collapsed, and in order to save the child in the womb, he immediately cut open the dead queen’s belly and took the baby out, by that time a drop of poison had already reached the baby and touched its head due to which child got a permanent blueish spot (a bindu) on his forehead. Thus, the newborn was named “Bindusara”.

He is also known as cruel ruler in history and thus does not mark important rule in history.

Ashoka The Great

I live in banaras where Lord Buddha gave his first teachings. I have also seen a museum which is situated in Sarnath. There I have seen the Capital Of Ashoka which is our National Emblem. So I have searched through  internet and have found this.

Chandragupta’s grandson i.e., Bindusara’s son was Ashokavardhan Maurya who was also known as Ashoka or Ashoka The Great (ruled 273- 232 BCE).

Ashoka’s army succeeded in overwhelming Kalinga forces of royal soldiers and civilian units, an estimated 100,000 soldiers and civilians were killed in the furious warfare, including over 10,000 of Ashoka’s own men. Hundreds of thousands of people were adversely affected by the destruction and fallout of war. When he personally witnessed the devastation, Ashoka began feeling remorse. Although the annexation of Kalinga was completed, Ashoka embraced the teachings of Buddha.

Ashoka implemented principles of ahimsa by banning hunting and violent sports activity and ending indentured and forced labor (many thousands of people in war-ravaged Kalinga had been forced into hard labor and servitude). While he maintained a large and powerful army, to keep the peace and maintain authority, Ashoka expanded friendly relations with states across Asia and Europe, and he sponsored Buddhist missions.

He undertook a massive public works building campaign across the country. Over 40 years of peace, harmony and prosperity made Ashoka one of the most successful and famous monarchs in Indian history. He remains an idealized figure of inspiration in modern India.

Oct 29, 2012 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Global Warming

What Is Global Warming?

Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of Earth’s atmosphere and oceans since the late 19th century and its projected continuation.

Since the early 20th century, Earth’s mean surface temperature has increased by about 0.8 °C (1.4 °F), with about two-thirds of the increase occurring since 1980..

Global warming is affecting many parts of the world.  Global warming makes the sea rise, and when the sea rises, the water covers many low land islands.  This is a big problem for many of the plants,animals, and people on islands.

The water covers the plants and causes some of them to die.  When they die, the animals lose a source of food, along with their habitat.

The global warming is caused by Greenhouse gases. These gases are released by humans in the atmosphere. These gases cause harmful effects to the environment as they have a special property to trap heat in them.

They let the sun’s heat and light to enter the atmosphere & they let the sunlight to go out of space. But it traps the sun’s heat which makes the the warm.

 This global warming is very harmful to mankind. We are destroying our own lives. We are destroying our own planet and our own generations.

We have to save our planet. We have to make our planet green, so that our future generations may live happily in this beautiful world. 

SO  STOP  GLOBAL  WARMING!

Oct 3, 2012 - Uncategorized    No Comments

Jainism

Jainism is considered as one of the most ancient religions of  the world. The Jain ideas were in circulation since the seventh century BCE. Mahavira gave them concrete shape in the 6th century BCE. Hence he is regarded as the founder of Jainism. There were 24 Tirthankaras. Mahavir was last of them.

They are as follows –

  1. Lord Rishabhdev
  2. Lord Ajitnath
  3. Lord Sambhunath
  4. Lord Abhinandan
  5. Lord Sumatinath
  6. Lord Padmaprabhu
  7. Lord Supashvanath
  8. Lord Chandra Prabhu Swami
  9. Lord Suvidhinath
  10. Lord Shitalnath
  11. Lord Shreyanshnath
  12. Lord Vasupujya
  13. Lord Vimalnath
  14. Lord Anantnath
  15. Lord Dharmanath
  16. Lord Shantinath
  17. Lord Kunthunath
  18. Lord Arnath
  19. Lord Mallinath
  20. Lord Munisuvrat Swami
  21. Lord Neminath
  22. Lord Neminath
  23. (Lord Aristhnemi)
  24. Lord Parshvanath
  25. Lord Mahavir Swami

 

Early Life Of Mahavira

Mahavira was born in 599 BCE near Vaishali. He belonged to Kshatriya group of Vedic  Age. In the age of 30 he went out for the search of truth. He wondered 13 years in search of truth and then he gained true knowledge. Now he was called a Jina.

Teachings Of Mahavira

Mahavira taught his followers  to follow non violence, he apposed sacrifices and rituals, he was against the varna system, he had no faith in god.He believed in theories of Karma and rebith.

Five Doctrines Of Jainism

In this there are five rules of Jainism. It is said that among these the last one is added by Mahavira. Rest he has taken from his previous teachers. These rules are as follows –

  1. Do not commit violence.
  2. Do not speak a lie.
  3. Do not steal.
  4. Do not acquire property.
  5. Observe continence.

 

Sects Of Jainism

After the death of Mahavira, Jainism was divided into two sects.

Digambaras - They were sky-clads and were strict follower of Mahavira.

Svetambaras - They were white-clad.

After this due to some reasons Jainism declined and Vedic Religion again came up.

Oct 1, 2012 - Uncategorized    No Comments

River Ganga

We live in Varanasi. It is situated on the banks of river Ganga.

Ganga


The 2,525 km (1,569 mi) river rises in the western Himalayas in the Indian state of Uttarakhand and flows south and east through the Gangetic Plains of North India into Bangladesh. It is the longest river of India and is the second greatest river in the world by water discharge. The Ganges basin thus formed, is the most heavily populated river basin in the world, with over 400 million people and a population density of about 1,000 inhabitants per square mile.

The Ganges is the most sacred river to Hindus and is also a lifeline to millions of Indians who live along its course and d


The Ganges was ranked among the five most polluted rivers of the world in 2007. Pollution threatens not only humans, but also more than 140 fish species, 90 amphibian species and the endangered Ganges River Dolphin.epend on it for their daily needs. It is worshiped as the goddess Ganga in Hindisms. It has also been important historically.

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